Vanderburgh County Commissioners Groundbreaking Ceremony Today AT Burdette Park


EVANSVILLE, IN – September 18, 2023 – The Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2023, at 9:15 a.m. This event marks the commencement of construction for the first of two Burdette Park playgrounds. The ceremony will take place off the main road, adjacent to the lake, located at 5301 Nurrenbern Road, Evansville, Indiana 47712.

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), this inaugural project represents an investment of $112,628. It will feature a state-of-the-art Quaker Mill play system, a fully ADA-accessible structure offering wheelchair accessibility. Specifically tailored for children aged 5 through 12, the structure will be composed of four engaging elements along with an ADA-compliant swing. The installation of new fencing will ensure a safe and enjoyable play space. The subsequent construction of the second playground, located near the campground, will bring the total investment to $216,552. The Commissioners wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the Vanderburgh County Highway Department for their invaluable contributions, which significantly reduced the overall costs of these projects.

Spanning approximately 170 acres, Burdette Park stands as a premier recreational and educational destination catering to patrons of all age groups. These new playgrounds serve as a testament to Burdette Park’s commitment to enriching our community’s quality of life through ongoing projects.


  1. A look back and forward. The Winnecke administration/Schaefer led Parks Dept took away a neighborhood pool in Garvin Park and built one the residents in that neighborhood cannot afford to use. Gee thanks. Gentrification? Now we find out Hartke pool needs replacing. How ideal the Hartke site location would have been for the Deaconess Aquatic Center! No foresight at all. Lots of space for parking and would have fit nicely into the Roberts Park plan. Just seems its a “seat of you pants” operation. Soon we will have new thinking-


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